A Houston home that was being prepared for an episode of the TLC show "Hoarding: Buried Alive" is now being quarantined, after a woman cleaning the home contracted what is believed to be hantavirus, according to news reports.
Hantavirus is already in the news for killing three visitors to Yosemite National Park earlier this summer. The virus is carried by rodents and spread to humans via droppings and urine, and can cause the potentially fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People can contract hantavirus by breathing air that has been contaminated by the virus-ridden droppings and urine, though it's not transmissible between humans.
Good Morning America reported that the woman who was cleaning the home, located in The Woodlands part of Houston, tested positive for hantavirus, but a second test is needed to confirm it. She was hospitalized after contracting the illness.